Sharmila Majumdar, PhD (Radiology and Biomedical Imaging)

Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research Group, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Sharmila Majumdar, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, with joint appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Sciences. After a short stay at Yale as a post-doctoral researcher and Assistant Professor she joined UCSF as an Assistant Professor in 1989.

Her research work on imaging, particularly magnetic resonance and development of image processing and analysis tools, has been focused in the areas of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, orthopedic imaging, and lower back pain. Her more recent focus has been on artificial intelligence applied to biomedical imaging. Her research is supported by grants from the NIH, corporate entities and is diverse ranging from technical development to clinical trials. She was selected as a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers in 2004 and a fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2008. In 2007, the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF awarded her the “Excellence in Direct Teaching and/or Excellence in Mentoring and Advising Award”. She was awarded the ISMRM Gold medal in 2016. She has published extensively in highly regarded journals and serves as a reviewer and on the Editorial Board of scientific journals.